Sunday, September 27, 2009

Overhaul Montreal politics, activists say

Montreal Mayor Gérald Tremblay speaks with the media after French-language debate with Vision Montreal candidate Louise Harel at LCN on Sept. 23, 2009. Photograph by: Dave Sidaway, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

MONTREAL – If Montrealers have learned anything from the water-meter scandal this week, it’s that the political system needs to be overhauled.

That’s the reckoning of some activists who say they’re emboldened by the findings of the city auditor-general in his probe of Montreal’s $355.8-million water-management contract.

The auditor’s 170-page report, released on Monday, called for the city to revoke the contract and overhaul management practices to prevent a repeat episode.

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My Comment: This was always the argument that was used by those who were against merging the suburbs into a Greater Montreal .... bigger government always means bigger corruption.

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